The Exceptional Blend

The Exceptional Blend

(0.75l, 43%)


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$101.99
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Some people will call you “Scotch-greedy” … and you’ll be OK with it.

You have to be a bit cheeky to name your Whisky “The Exceptional.” Not just “Exceptional Whisky” or “Exceptionally Good Whisky”… but “THE Exceptional.” Well spirits industry veteran Don Sutcliffe founded Sutcliffe & Son to fulfill his thirty years of producing his own line of Scotch. He partnered with Willie Phillips — managing director of The Macallan for 23 years — to create The Exceptional brand. Based in America, they use their exceptional connections to acquire exceptional barrels of spirits and finish them in exceptional Sherry casks to make their -The Exceptional Whiskies. And they all are… exceptional, that is.

It can be a little bit confusing because — technically — all three products from The Exceptional are “blends.” But think of it this way… where The Malt is a blend of Single Malts and The Grain is a blend of Scottish grain Whiskies, The Exceptional Blend is a blend of both Single Malts AND Scottish grain Whisky. In fact, many of the super-premium spirits from the other two have found their way into The Blend — including that 30 YO Macallan. But there are more. In total, eleven Single Malt distilleries and three grain distilleries are represented. It’s like having your cake and eating it too … and then taking your neighbor’s cake.

  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Scotch Whisky
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Ex-sherry casks

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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caramel
cake
grain
almonds
zesty
butter
apple
pepper
ginger
What does The Exceptional Blend taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in The Exceptional Blend and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Salted toffee, caramel and almonds with citrus zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Butter toffee and tart apple with pepper.

Finish
Sweet ginger biscuits.

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Ratings & Reviews
Richard
Richard,
I smell mild peat and taste mild smoke, although this is not in the flavor spiral for this scotch. I think it is delicious, this is probably the best peaty tasting scotch I have had. I prefer the sweeter and more smooth and subtle Exceptional Grain but this is delicious and it would be great as a peaty scotch in my home bar.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Hella good. These guys know what they’re doing.
 
Wesley
Wesley,
I received this in my oncea 1/4 tasting box. I used a whiskey tumbler instead of a Glencairn for this one. Nose was sour with some peat. Taste was not as sour. Still a little tart. Finish was medium. This one isn’t for me either. Their are other whisk(e)ys available that are more of what this is for a lot less money. My advice is try a sample before buying.
 
Matt
Matt,
A little too much bitter beer flavor up front, but a nice smooth finish.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, blended Scotch Whisky with a long & sweet death!
 
Jefferey
Jefferey,
Toffee cookies, slightly salty, marcona almonds, then caramel An excellent dram, complex and tasty, one to enjoy slowly Would pair well with a Habano Bolivar Royal Coronation
 
bill
bill,
Great depth taste
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Very good for a blend. Nice long finish
 
Bob
Bob,
Exceptionally smooth.
 
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